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Buffalo Bills: What the Addition of Kirk Morrison Means for the Defense

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  Kirk Morrison #52 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before their game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Kirk Morrison #52 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before their game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Josh TrueloveCorrespondent IIIAugust 24, 2011

The Buffalo Bills have signed linebacker Kirk Morrison to a one-year deal to try and shape up their troubled run defense.

Last season the Bills finished last in the NFL in run defense, they are trying to fix it and are doing a good job. They drafted big run stuffer Marcel Dareus third overall in the 2010 draft. They upgraded at inside linebacker with Nick Barnett replacing Paul Posluszny. They will get Shawne Merriman off of injured reserve this season.

The Bills now have Morrison, Andra Davis, Nick Barnett and Kelvin Sheppard at inside linebacker. Are we reading this correctly?

Is this depth at the linebacker position?!

Buffalo's main problem last season was they had zero depth at linebacker. Now that is very much remedied.

With Kyle Williams, Dwan Edwards and Dareus up front, Buffalo could have a dominant defensive line. If Merriman returns to form, alongside Barnett, Moats, Davis and Sheppard, the Bills linebacking corps looks good.

Now add Kirk Morrison to that. Buffalo might just have a GOOD run defense.

Be excited Bills fans.

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